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Zebra 2844 won't print anything.

LP-2844-Z... Installed 2 days ago for postage label printing. Worked fine until I moved it to another location on my desk (disconnected cables for move), during which the 5A -250V fuse in the power supply blew. Replaced fuse yesterday, powers up fine - but now, it won't print anything at all. Green light is on, and pressing the button advances labels fine. All connections are solid (connected via USB-A to Centronics Parallel Printer cable) and drivers have been deleted & reinstalled. Troubleshooter has been unsuccessfully run three times.

I'd really appreciate any help here. Thanks, and God bless you.

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Sounds like you may have taken out more than the fuse. In case there is still life the next thing to try is a printer reset

1) Turn printer off.
2) Hold down feed button whilst turning printer on.
3) Let go of the feed button as soon as it starts to flash and then wait.
4) Printer will measure out 4 labels then print out a Hex dump ending with a not to "Push Feed to Exit"
5) Push feed

Follow the above instructions, if you mess around tapping the feed button (not following the above) you can change the printer between line mode and page mode. To swap that back is another storey.
David

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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